Veteran opposition politician Raila Odinga has tested positive for COVID-19 a few days after checking into a Nairobi hospital complaining of fatigue.
Raila’s doctor Oluoch-Olunya said through a letter seen by Kivumbi.co.ke that the ODM leader is responding well to treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.
“Following my letter of March 10, 2021, we have confirmed Raila Odinga has SARS-2 COVID-19,” reads the letter.
Raila recently checked into Nairobi Hospital in what was described as routine check-up but it was reported that he complained of fatigue.
The family, through his elder brother Oburu Odinga said all was well with the ODM leader and ruled out any signs of COVID-19.
“He did not have any breathing difficulties or chest pains, just general fatigue,” Oburu had said in an interview with Citizen Digital.
Raila was then asked to rest pending results from his tests.
The former prime minister has in recent weeks been involved in high0voltage political rallies popularizing the BBI bill ahead of a possible referendum in June this year.
His last series of rallies were in Kenya’s coast.
The development comes barely a day before President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation following expiry of COVID-19 containment measures announced in January 2021.
While the general population has largely adhered to the containment measures, politicians have been accused of blatantly disregarding them even holding public rallies against the advice of the president.